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Dirk K.

11 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Dirk's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Dirk

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi there!

I am a Cincinnati realtor that works from home, runs an Airbnb and loves dogs. I have owned raised and trained 2 Labrador Retrievers who have passed away, and 2 Doberman Pinschers who now live with my mother. Ironically I do not currently have a dog living with me so that I can have freedom to travel without worrying about finding a sitter. But I miss having a furry ball of joy around the house. I occasionally dog sit for my mother and for a friend in the military when they are away. I live in the city, and can walk everywhere I normally go with a dog. Findlay Market, Washington Park Dog Park, multiple out door festivals, and my favorite bar "Neons" (which allows dogs) are all walking distance from my place, as is all of OTR. I dont have a yard, but I havent ever needed one. My neighbor allows visiting dogs to use his yard to play, and closest park is 2 blocks away! I am new to this site, but very experienced with dogs. I have personally trained, bread, and shown dogs past the advanced level, and I have read and follow the techniques of Caesar Milan. I would love to meet your dog and give them the attention we all know they need while you are away!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Dirk K.

11 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 15, 2016


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Facebook Connected
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dirk's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Dirk's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$20 /hour
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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11 Reviews
Dirk had my dogs for nearly 2 weeks. He kept me updated with constant messages and pictures, I think they had more fun with him than they do at my house. Thank you for taking care my kids.
Ikni was seemed happy, received lots of pictures. Flexible
Blue had never bern with anyone outside of family and he enjoyed his stay with you! You are now his go to sitter! Thanks again for taking such good care of him!
Dirk was simply amazing! He constantly kept me updated, sent pictures all the time and genuinely cared about my baby boy Pancho (he''s a huge Germán Shepherd but he'ana big baby). Next time I am going out of town Pancho is definitely staying with Dirk again!
Dirk was awesome. Took such good care of my girl. Great communicator and sent lots of pictures. Will definitely use his services again. Highly recommended.
Drop off and pickup was very smooth. Oreo was happy and Dirk did a great job dealing with his anxiety since this was his first time in the new setting. We will plan to use him next time we go out of town
Dirk provided excellent care to our two dogs Baxter and Diego. The dogs came home happy and I could tell they had been well cared for.
Dirk took great care of our pup, who suffers from anxiety. He kept us updated and Lily came home happy and worn out from playing with the other dogs all weekend! He was very flexible, and easy to work with.
Dirk did a really excellent job! He got to my house early the day we left and stayed until almost an hour before we got home on the day we came back. I feel like he really went above and beyond to spend extra time with our pups! The dogs and the house were both in great shape when we got home. I have used a few DogVacay hosts in the area, but Dirk was by far the best and most communicative that I have had m. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking and will definitely try to rebook him next time I need a sitter. Thanks Dirk!
We left Lucky with Dirk and his roommate for a week. They were very nice and Lucky seem to be well taken care of. I would definitely leave Lucky with them again when I travel.
Dirk took great care of our dogs, even though one acts like a princess and both are special needs. We were out of the country for a week and although we missed our dogs dearly, we never worried about their well-being.
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